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Renewal of Appointment

ORISE appointments are generally made for a maximum of one year at a time. Appointments may be extended in increments of up to one year, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.The maximum length of a postgraduate appointment is four years. A maximum length of five years may be approved for postdoctoral appointments, based on the research area and progress and benefit to the participant.

An extension is initiated by the mentor. A mentor who wishes to extend a participant’s appointment should contact the FDA Program Coordinator for information on the internal FDA processes that need to be completed for an extension. Once ORISE has received approval of the extension from the FDA program coordinator, and any necessary funding information, we will send the participant a letter with the new appointment end date and any changes to the stipend level.

Participants are required to submit progress reports to ORISE at the time of extension. Please send your ORISE point of contact a one- to two-page report describing your educational experiences of the past year, and the research and learning goals you hope to achieve during the extension period.